Memorial Day is the start of summer in our household. We always try to tackle a project or two to make the most of the long weekend, but this year we kept it pretty small since we had just finished our massive garden build.
I did a few small projects around the house, but we mostly enjoyed our time together as a family. The start of the weekend was pretty chilly, but the sun came out on Sunday, just in time for this guilt-free, patriotic homemade popsicle recipe! It's perfect for both a Fourth of July and Memorial Day dessert.
File this in your Healthy Popsicle Recipes because these are made of only five ingredients: yogurt, honey, strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. These are not anything I need to worry having too much sugar for Lenna. Girlfriend does not need help in the energy department.
I wanted these to have a clear red, white, and blue look to fit in with the holiday, so I split 3 cups of yogurt into 3 separate bowls. Looking back, I’d use less yogurt the next time -especially if you want to see the fruit. I would suggest splitting only 2 cups of yogurt amongst the three bowls.
Next, I added about a teaspoon of honey to each bowl and then added the fruit. I wanted the blueberries and strawberries to have a bit of color, so I smashed a few of the fruit against the sides of the bowls as I folded it all together. I did not smash the bananas because I didn’t really need the color there.
I bought the popsicle molds from Target for only $13. I really think I’ll be using them all summer long with our homemade ice cream.
I started assembling the popsicles with the strawberries in first, about 1/3 of the way up. The popsicles are set upside down in their tray for freezing, so this would allow the strawberries to be on top of the popsicles once set. Next I added the bananas and then blueberries.
Next I assembled the popsicle sticks and set them into the filled molds. They went into the freezer for about 3 hours. When you're ready to enjoy them, run them under hot water for 30 to 60 seconds. Simple as that!